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Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA)

Utrecht University

Master Postgraduate Utrecht

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary The master program Geographical Information Management and Applications focuses on the management and application of geographical information from a scientific perspective.
Course description In Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA), students will be introduced to the theoretical, methodological, technological and organisational principles of processing and analyzing digital geo-information, the management and research aspects of geo-information, and the innovative application of geo-information in a wide variety of spatial application fields. Furthermore, GIMA is a blended learning Master's programme, which means that most of the time students are studying from the place where students think they can study best (e.g. at home, or the local library). Students study full time (2 yrs.) or part time (4 yrs.). A compulsory internship allows the student to gain practical experience in a (geo-information) working environment. The internship is carried out within geo-information companies, agencies and research institutes in the Netherlands or abroad. The student submits a report about the internship.
Study subjects The programme may be followed on a full time (2 years) or part time basis (4 years). The study programme comprises six course modules, an internship and a Master's thesis, which together will yield for 120 ECTS.
Course objectives Students are educated to become all-round managers of Geo-information and / or all-round Geo-information application specialists.
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
full-time, part-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, literature study, oral presentation, internship, computer exercise, research, research project, excursion, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, design project, working group, group assignment, portfolio, group discussion, self evaluation, individual assignment, self study, integration module, project
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About the institution

Department Faculty of Geosciences
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Admission requirements
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English B1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C1
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS writing 6
TOEFL computer based 237
TOEFL internet based 93
TOEFL paper based 580
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
full-time, part-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 1 Apr 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jun 2021 1 Apr 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 17078€ 11464

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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